During Ekko Festival Roar Sletteland’s installation Dubtables will be on view at Lydgalleriet. The project has been developed at BEK, and is showing the basics of the vinyl as media – a rotating disc, arm, motor and stylus in an automated yet unpredictable DJ-sett.
Dubtables is an audio installation with record players and dubplates that focus on the materiality and performative qualities of the record player as a socio-cultural phenomenon: DJ and club-culture, dancing as a social activity and technology as a prerequisite for it. On the other hand, it is about the vinyl medium as representation of reality; how the sound forms images or prints of sound waves that have once worked on a microphone, which the needle turns into sound again.
This project originates in the dance performance The Table Turns by Roar Sletteland and Karen Eide Bøen, where the dancer´s movements controlled the movement of the turntables. This time it is the tables turn to do the dancing.
Dubtables is supported by Bergen Municipality.